Here are some lids with a bit of colour.
(from left to right)
AGV K-3 £100
Schuberth C3 pro £530
Shark Vision R 2 £210
Shoei NXR £480
Arai RX7GP £360
Diesel, yes, the clothing company, are getting into motorcycle gear, the have a choice of 3 styles of helmet. The Mowie, an open face 3/4 size helmet, The Hi-jack, open faced, designed to look like a helicopter pilots helmet and the Full-jack, which is a full face helmet. These helmets have been given the full Diesel going over so they are very stylish and come in a range of colours. Not putting style over substance, these lids are made by AGV.
Getting ever more popular, carbon lids are not only stronger and lighter, but are more affordable. Here are a small selection, with price and the all important weight.
(from top, clockwise)
AGV Pista GP around £800 weighing in at 1275g
Nexx XR1R Carbon around £300 weighing in at 1250g
HJC FS-10 Carbon around £250 weighing in at 1400g
Shark Speed-R MXV Carbon around £280 weighing in at 1370g
The Shark Vantime is a full face helmet that has a very unique styling, it has a long visor that it shares with the Shark Nano, a smooth surface, (except the matt version) and a pop down sun visor. What makes it different from other lids on the market is the slightly extended chin guard that the visor goes behind. I noticed this lid at the motorcycle show and was instantly intrigued with it. The helmet looks like what helmets of the future will look like. It’s available in black, grey, white or matt black, but knowing “shark” That colour range will increase.
Not content with protecting your head, then try these bluetooth entry-level lids. Now you can take calls, stream music or speak to a fellow rider (within range) while your riding along. These helmets come with bluetooth headsets fitted. Some other helmets come as “bluetooth ready”, which means you need to buy the device and fit it yourself. It’s important to find this out, before you go and buy one you think is “all singing, all dancing” when it turns out it’s an expensive addition.
Vcan V210 Blinc Bluetooth 5 from The helmet place £150
Duchinni D619bt from J&S Accessories £150
After you have purchased the bike of your dreams, the second most important purchase is going to be some head protection. This is an item you want to fit properly and feel comfortable but it also helps if it looks good. Here are some midrange Lids around the £300 Mark.
Shoei Mutitec around £270
This helmet is a flip up, it also has a sporty design which makes it look like a full face.